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Notice of Public Hearing to Impose and Provide for Collection of Non- Ad Valorem Assessment - Undergrounding Neighborhoods
Posted Date:
11/13/2017
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS TO FUND THE UNDERGROUNDING OF UTILITIES AND INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTICS AND STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOODS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS TO FUND THE UNDERGROUNDING OF UTILITIES AND INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTICS AND STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOODS

Notice is hereby given that the Town Commission of the Town of Longboat Key (the "Town") will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition and collection of special assessments within Town limits, as shown above, to fund the acquisition and construction of capital improvements associated with the undergrounding of electrical, communications, fiber optics and other utilities in areas or neighborhoods of the Town where such utilities are currently overhead and/or which will not be undergrounded as part of the Gulf of Mexico Drive project, including the provision of street lighting improvements therein, and the installation of underground fiber optics facilities in areas and neighborhoods of the Town where such facilities are not otherwise available.  The public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. EST, on December 4, 2017, in the Town Commission Chamber at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida 34228, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed special assessments.  All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Town Commission within twenty (20) days of this notice.  If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Town Clerk at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida, (941) 316-1999, at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon the total number of "equivalent benefit units" attributable to each tax parcel subject to the assessment.  A more specific description of the improvements and the method of computing the assessment for each parcel of property are set forth in Resolution No. 2017-18 (the "Initial Assessment Resolution") to be considered by the Town Commission on November 13, 2017.  Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolution are available for inspection at the office of the Town Clerk.   Copies of the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the office of Finance.

The assessments are anticipated to be collected on the ad valorem tax bill by the Sarasota County Tax Collector and Manatee County Tax Collector, respectively, commencing in November, 2018, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Florida law provides that failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title.  The Town Commission intends to collect the assessments in not more than thirty (30) annual installments. 

TOWN COMMISSION OF LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA

 

 

 
 
Town of Longboat Key    -    501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228    -    Phone: (941) 316-1999 Fax: (941) 316-1656
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